Faith must have as its object something bigger than self. Bigger than anyone or anything. Faith must trust in something bigger than death. There is no point in having a lot of faith in something little. Click here to read the whole thing.
Religion can mean different things to different people. I do not consider myself to be a religious person. I am a Christian. A Believer. A Bible Believer. I might even be a Baptist. I go to church every week to worship and hear the Word of God preached. But I would not refer to myself … Continue reading Why Religion Doesn’t Help
I cannot say enough good things about this book. I read it over and over in the early months after Hans left us and was greatly encouraged. Mrs. Fleece is a wise and gentle woman whose writing style is both comforting and instructional. Not By Accident: What I Learned from My Son's Untimely Death tells … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Not By Accident’ by Isabel Fleece
Hans took this picture while standing pretty much at the edge of a cliff overlooking Cook Inlet. That's his shadow in the lower right corner. He made a point of showing me this picture (smiling), knowing I would experience significant after-the-fact-terror. Despite the photo, faith is not a leap off a cliff. It is a … Continue reading What is This Thing Called Faith?
Without the Resurrection, if Jesus did not rise bodily from the dead, then our departed son is also dead, just dead - and the whole churchy Bible thing is a bogus fabrication. Without a living Jesus, Hans is GONE. If Jesus is not alive, then I have believed a lie and will never see our … Continue reading The Crux of the Matter